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Becky is one of my oldest friends. We met forever ago in high school marching band where she played the flute very well and I played the clarinet quite badly, haha. We didn't know anything about football back then so we would spend the entire game going over SNL skits like the Ambiguously Gay Duo instead of paying attention to the game and every so often running through the school's fight song or a catchy marching band version of Santana's Oye como va (which I have to say was super repetitive and boring to play when you are a 3rd stringer crappy clarinet player). But I digress. We are much older now and still get to hang out with each other every so often. We've gone through lots of life events together now varying from "owning" the city of Denver at various nightspots to being a bridesmaid at her wedding. But her biggest life change to date is just around the corner and I couldn't be more happy for her and her husband, James. They'll be bringing home a brand new baby girl to round out their household of tiny yappy dogs this fall? To celebrate this special time in their life we headed over to Kountze Lake behind the Lakewood Heritage Center for their maternity photos. I had completely forgotten this place existed but it's a pretty neat little nature area nestled along a super busy stretch of Wadsworth near Belmar. It was the perfect easy location for us to meet and create these pretty photos of them together. I can't get over how cute Becky is as a pregnant lady. And I cannot wait to meet their daughter in just a couple short months! Congratulations, Becky and James!
Some of you may recognize these two good-looking faces featured today. Brandon is my husband's youngest brother and Lauren is his wife and I've enjoyed photographing them through life's biggest events so far. We did their engagement photos together, their wedding pictures, and they've even recently bought their first house. But their biggest joy will be coming to them this July in the form of a bouncing baby boy named Benjamin. The whole family is so excited for them and we cannot wait for his arrival this summer. To celebrate the beauty of Lauren's adorable baby bump we met up at City Park to enjoy the gorgeous lilac blossoms. I have been photographing clients with the gorgeous City Park lilacs for many years and I cannot believe how fully they've grown in. It's very inspiring to me and my fledgling little garden. I will also never grow bored of getting that iconic Denver view of the City Park boathouse stacked up in front of the skyline and the mountains. We are a one proud Denverite family! Congratulations, Brandon & Lauren!
Need a handsome realtor in Denver? Contact Brandon Kaufman! Quick headshot with the cash register building in the backdrop:)
This one might be my favorite:)
Laura and Chase got married in 2011 at a pretty farm in Boulder. It truly does not feel like it was that long ago, but it has already been almost 6 years. I was so excited for them when I heard that they are pregnant with their first child. And of course I was more than happy to meet up and photograph them around the Rino Art District near downtown Denver for their maternity portraits. Chase is quite the shutterbug himself (you can follow him on instagram @cnh.photo) where he shows off a lot of cool architectural and street scene type of photography. Laura mentioned how much they both like the area around Central Market at 27th and Larimer. There is a ton of cool street art all over the place in that area so that's where we met for their session. It's actually been a pretty long time since I have walked around over there (during daylight hours anyway) and it was cool to see all of the new paintings and shops and restaurants that have gone up since I lived in the neighborhood over ten years ago now. A highlight was definitely the alley covered in Stranger Things street art. And I was also pleased to find another geometric mural from Gemma Danielle outside of the Crema coffee shop. I recently discovered her work at a different session from earlier this year and I just love how it looks in my client's photos! We even found a really cool building with some red accent paint that matched beautifully with Laura's awesome red blouse. I'm so glad we were able to get these colorful photos of these two together as they excitedly wait for the little one to arrive.
Elizabeth and Jed are two of my favorite people that I've ever met in roller derby. Elizabeth also has one of the most kick ass roller derby names in all of the land. It's Queen Elizabitch for inquiring minds out there. Queenie came to Rocky Mountain Rollergirls first and later Jed joined as a referee where he met this sassy blonde beauty and fell in love. Sadly, none of us are skating for Rocky these days but Queen actually has a really good excuse now because she and Jed are preparing for their first baby. They are actually moving forward with lots of really awesome big life changes these days. They recently moved into a beautiful new home that was custom built for them just a short drive up I-70 to Lookout Mountain. They're just down the street from the trails at Boettcher Mansion and Buffalo Bill's grave where we decided to do most of their maternity pictures you see here. When I arrived at their home the field next to their house was full of one of the biggest herds of elk I've ever seen. And they have a beautiful view of the mountains looking out from their big back patio. I am so happy for them and I cannot wait to hold their new baby and a beer while watching the sunset this summer. And here's hoping that Sugar (their adorable white kitty who is currently rocking a lion haircut) will jump onto my lap as well!
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